As you know, this weekend is the Eternal Flame hike in Chestnut Ridge Park, near Orchard Park. I’m sure that you’re as excited as I was for this hike; I had a chance to hike it last weekend and it’s a great walk up to a local hidden natural wonder, a flaming natural gas leak behind a flowing waterfall!

If you’d like to learn a little bit more about the falls before you go, including information about the area and driving directions, the website is available here. One thing that is very important – the map shows the trailhead as being on Seufert Road. While this is the actual trailhead, we’ll be meeting at an alternate trailhead on Chestnut Ridge Road, just around the corner and to the north of the indicated stop. There is a great parking lot there that everyone can use to park and gather before the hike.

We’ll be departing at 10:00, so don’t be afraid to get there a little bit early. Drive time is about 30 minutes from Kenmore, and you might want to show up a couple of minutes early. For those of you who forgot to sign up, not a problem – that was just to get a head count for this particular activity. There is no charge for this activity, as the Park is open to the public, and we’re bringing a few extra snacks just in case. So be sure just to show up with a bottle of water, a good pair of shoes or sandals (no flip-flops), and the willingness to get a little wet.